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This Amazing Thing Called Grace

The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.  Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

It is sometimes easier for people to focus on “tHe SpiRit is WilliNg” and forget that “tHe FleSh is wEaK”.  They expect RoCk-sTaR pErfoRmaNce and beat themselves up when their performance is anything LeSs tHaN pErFeCt.  Can you relate?

It’s important for you to understand that your HuMaN nAtuRe, your natural tendency, is to Go iN tHe diTch.  I’m not being negative, just realistic.  It’s just like a car.  If you take your hands off the steering wheel as you are driving down the highway, it will eventually end up in the ditch.  And although there is nothing you can do about that, there is a lot you can do to keep yourself “between the lines”.  It is an active role you play daily.     

However, from time to time you are going to make miStAkes.  And when you do you must remember the flesh is weak.  This is not a license to mess-up or an excuse to give-up, but it is a reminder that you are a WoRk iN pRoGreSs.

So, have cOmPasSion on yourself.  Give yourself a break.  LiGhtEn uP.  The Bible calls this grace.  And let me tell you that you will enjoy your journey a whole lot more (and so will everyone else around you) if you will just learn to give yourself (and others) this AmAziNg tHinG cAllEd GRACE.



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